3 Steps For Finding A Silver Lining (In Any Situation)

3 Steps For Finding A Silver Lining (In Any Situation)

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. Buddha What’s an attitude of gratitude? It’s living your life from the perspective of appreciating what you have instead of focusing on what you do not. You may hear this phrase when people talk about an ‘abundance’ mindset vs. one of ‘scarcity’. We all struggle with finding positive value in the shitty things that happen in our lives. Believe me, this is something I have struggled with my entire life. In fact, I remember when I was 29 years old I had a terribly toxic boss and suffered with so much anxiety. One day I was helping the HR director – telling her about how tough my prior year had been after losing my job, health insurance, and a personal financial crisis and that things, “couldn’t get much worse.” Naturally, her reply was, “Love, if there is anything I know in this life it is that things surely get better… View Post
Why Giving Yourself Ultimatums Will Never Motivate You to Change

Why Giving Yourself Ultimatums Will Never Motivate You to Change

By nature, people do not like ultimatums. They are threatening, limiting, and just plain passive aggressive. So, imagine how terrible it is when you give yourself one ultimatum, or worse, many. For some people — especially perfectionists and black and white thinkers — giving ultimatums is a way of life. Even though it may seem like ultimatums are a motivational tool they are very self-destructive. I know because I used to give myself ultimatums. Frequently. It was part of my “all or nothing” thinking. Either I was going to get “x,” or I’d never get “y” . In fact, here are some examples of ultimatums I used to give myself on a regular basis. “Either this guy is “the one,” or I’m through with dating.”“Either I get this promotion, or I’m quitting.”“Either I stick to this diet, or I’ll be a failure forever.” Those are all pretty threatening, limiting, and passive aggressive, right? So, why would I do this to myself? Why giving yourself ultimatums will never motivate you to change When I would propose these scenarios to myself, I was literally retaliating against myself. By only ever give myself the choice between complete success or total failure, I would unconsciously… View Post
A Great Tool for Finding Current Pinterest Trends

A Great Tool for Finding Current Pinterest Trends

In an ever-changing world, it seems impossible to know what’s new, relevant, or on its way out.  When it comes to social media and content, it seems like trends can change within a 24-hour window. And that’s because sometimes they do. Brands who are taking advantage of Pinterest Business (which, if you’re not, you should start right now) want to find the best and most relevant pins to add to their boards and share with their audience.   With millions of people pinning and repinning, it can seem nearly impossible to stay on trend with board topics and pins, but there are some useful tools within the Pinterest platform that can help to take some of that guesswork out of the equation. It’s great to know which days of the week are best for pinning specific categories, but this tool for discovering Pinterest trends can also help to shape your content schedule.  By knowing what people are searching for within your niche, you can work fast to serve their need with great content and captivatingly designed pins! A great tool for finding current trends on Pinterest On the Pinterest blog, you can find loads of news and information about everybody’s… View Post
Making the Most of Your Pinterest Analytics

Making the Most of Your Pinterest Analytics

So, you’ve set up your Pinterest Business account and are actively pinning, creating boards, and sharing content.  It’s been a week (or three), and now, you want to know how your efforts are paying off, right? Knowing and understanding your Pinterest analytics gives you valuable insight and guidance. There are three types of Pinterest analytics, but today we will be going over Pinterest profile analytics. There are four sections to your Pinterest profile analytics metrics. Impressions Shares (Repins) Clicks All-Time Impressions:  An impression is the number of times a Pin from your profile appears on Pinterest home feeds, category feeds, and searches.  Your average monthly viewers are the number of times anyone has seen your Pin from their home feed. How does understanding your impressions analytics enable you to make improvements to your Pinterest performance? The Pins that have the most impressions represent the things that people are regularly searching.  Knowing which pins and their categories can help you to save and share similar Pins, which will, in turn, help you to grow your reach on Pinterest and convert a larger audience. Shares (Repins):  The number of times a person saves your Pins to their boards. How does understanding your shares analytics enable you to make improvements to… View Post
Diaphragmatic Breathing For A Stronger Core and Pelvic Floor Muscles

Diaphragmatic Breathing For A Stronger Core and Pelvic Floor Muscles

Diaphragmatic breathing strengthens core and pelvic floor muscles It’s probably not the hottest topic of conversation, but many women – particularly new Mums – struggle with weak core and pelvic floor muscles.  And the side effects of a weak core and pelvic floor muscles can be very frustrating when starting out a new fitness regimen. Weakened core and pelvic floor muscles can also lead to back pain, and poor sleeping exacerbates pressure, specifically of the lower back and excessive lifting, bending and squatting motions. Why diaphragmatic breathing is important Mums are regularly lifting and turning every day, and the loads get heavier as time goes on, so a strengthening up your back’s support system (the core, hips, and pelvic floor muscles) is a must. Although it is best to speak with your doctor about a which muscles are needing some fine tuning, there are some basic pelvic floor muscles strengthening exercises that can help strengthen not only your pelvic floor region but also the lower back and core. Before starting the exercises, it is imperative to master proper diaphragmatic (or abdominal) breathing techniques as they are essential for correct form, increased coordination, and to prevent injury.  The proper breathing technique will not only help… View Post